In 1790, the La Rue brothers, Frenchmen, built homes in Pleasants County. Isaac settled on Middle Island Creek. Jacob had a home on Middle Island and a mill on Broad Run. Graves of his family are on Middle Island. — — Map (db m80243) HM
Born in 1811, he held positions in
Tyler County and later Pleasants
County, where he was president of
the county court. When war erupted.
he served as adjutant of the 191st
Militia and as a delegate to the
Ist and 2nd Wheeling . . . — — Map (db m172407) HM
Formed in 1851 from Ritchie, Tyler, and Wood. Named for James Pleasants, governor of Virginia, 1822-1825, and United States Senator. This county is in the heart of the oil and gas producing territory and has . . . — — Map (db m80244) HM
On October 26, 1863, a small force
of Confederate guerrillas raided
St. Marys, where they stole horses,
boots, and shoes, and seized and
destroyed a cache of weapons. The
raiders also interrupted a German
Ball and forced the men . . . — — Map (db m172274) HM
This mound was part of the Adena culture which flourished from about 800 B.C. to 100 A.D. It is now dedicated as a permanent Archaeological Preserve.
It is named for Lynden E. Reynolds and his wife, Mildred Pritchard Reynolds, who preserved . . . — — Map (db m189887) HM
In 1927 Hiram A. Carpenter, a well-known ferry business owner in
Pleasants County, West Virginia, was witnessing the increase of
automobile ownership in the early 1900's, and through this
phenomena, commerce was increasing as well. Being the . . . — — Map (db m189886) HM
Established as a town, 1851, by Alexander H. Creel on land originally granted to Henry Thomas, Revolutionary soldier, in 1785. Creel built the "Cain House", which became one of the most famous of the Ohio River taverns. — — Map (db m80246) HM
Named for the French town which was made famous by the poet, Petrarch. It was established in 1837 by Alexander H. Creel and was the business center of a large area until St. Marys became the county seat. — — Map (db m80247) HM
This memorial is dedicated to the men and women of Pleasants County who gave their lives and who served their country during the Vietnam War.
May the world rest in peace when all of our brothers are home from Vietnam.
PFC William W . . . — — Map (db m172279) WM
In loving memory of the men
that lost their lives when the
cooling tower collapsed,
April 27, 1978.
Joseph Bafile ·
James Blouir ·
Robert Blouir ·
Steve Blouir ·
Kenneth Boring ·
Richard Bowser ·
Thomas Cross ·
Roger Cunningham . . . — — Map (db m215956) HM